Joey is presented her letter of appointment as ambassador of Coventry University by Ms Lisa Williams from Coventry’s international office
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Sept 2015 – Joey Leong, a BBus Year 2 student in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting at HELP University, has been awarded a scholarship by Coventry University to complete the final year of her BA (Hons) degree in International Business at its London Campus.
In the UK, Coventry is ranked 15th by The Guardian University Guide 2016, and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 named it Modern University of the Year.
Joey has also been appointed the ambassador of the University, in which capacity she will promote the good name of the University among prospective students and in the education industry in general.
Joey’s is a story of academic excellence all the way from school to admission to HELP University. She obtained straight As in both the PMR and SPM exams at SMK Seri Hartamas KL. Joey joined the HELP Foundation in Arts program on a merit scholarship and completed the course with a CGPA of 5.80. She then joined the BBus (Hons) program in HELP, majoring in International Business, scoring numerous High Distinctions.
Joey has also excelled in the arts as a performer. She has appeared in films and TV movies in Malaysia and Singapore, and was nominated for Best Actress for her role in the film Blood Ties (2009) at the Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore. She is also a singer and fashion model. In the course of her young career, she has gathered a fan following of over 10,000. As a full time student, Joey makes an excellent job of striking a balance between study and career. In between busy schedules, Joey finds time to play the piano, swim, travel, dance, write and work out in the gym.
Straight from the heart: Joey’s personal statement
I have been a busy person since I was young. That is because I have dreams, and I believe every step I take now will help me reach my destination. My love for learning enabled me to score straight As in both the PMR and SPM exams and to enter the HELP Foundation in Arts with a scholarship.
I shall always remember my Foundation studies at HELP with gratitude: I was acting in movies which required filming in Hong Kong and Singapore. I decided with my family’s support to extend my studies by one semester in order to spend two months filming in Hong Kong. HELP University not only approved my semester extension, it also allowed me to enjoy the benefits of my full scholarship without interruption.
On completing the Foundation, I had a clearer idea about my future and opted for the HELP BBus program, majoring in International Business. To develop my career as an actress and a singer, business is a good choice as I aim to build up my own brand globally and develop businesses in music, movies, fashion and health supplements.
I am a well-organized person and I have a high level of self-discipline to manage my time and work efficiently. I have a planner for the year ahead comprising my schedules, to-do lists and most importantly my KPIs.
I also have good leadership skills. On social media sites I have over 100,000 followers who support me physically and mentally, and in return I keep motivating and sharing good values with them to generate more positivity.
I have my weaknesses too: I face dilemmas in making decisions, I’m afraid of getting hurt, and I push myself too hard. But I’m determined to face my weaknesses and learn to overcome them.
I understand the importance of knowledge, and I put education ahead of other things. Apart from working and studying, I attend music and acting courses and seminars. I’m also obsessed with art: I draw, paint and create handicraft pieces. One of the reasons I choose to study in London is it is a city of art, and I look forward to attend performing arts, voice and music classes while exploring the culture of the UK in general. I believe in investing in myself.
My biggest dream is to build schools for poor children. As I appreciate the opportunity to learn, I believe that they too deserve a chance to learn. I have been taught to help the less fortunate, to lift people up to reach their dreams and to inspire people with positive thoughts and actions.
My long-term goal is to complete a PhD degree as I would love to do research and create new concepts and theories. The world is changing rapidly through globalization and the advancement of technology and the internet, and we must keep on learning and improving ourselves.
Farewell call: Joey visits HELP Vice-Chancellor Datuk Dr Paul Chan to bid farewell and express her thanks for the help she has received. Also present were lecturers from the HELP Business Faculty Ms Lim Huey Min (left) and Mr Gooi Chee San (right); Joey’s mother Mrs Leong (2L) and Mr Stephen Wu (2R), Dean of the HELP Business Faculty.